Carnival of the Animals + La Fille Mal Gardee
March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016 | Buy Tickets
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March 11, 7pm | March 12, 3pm & 7pm
$6 student/$8 senior/$10 adult
Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns • Directed by Ellie Goudie-Averill
Originally written as an amusement for friends, Carnival of the Animals has been delighting audiences for almost one hundred years. Occupying the same genre as Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals is one of the most popular symphonic productions, beloved by music enthusiasts young and old. On stage for the first time at the Lawrence Arts Center, this classic is reimagined as an original dance production featuring dancers from the School of Dance as an array of feathered and furry friends called to King Lion’s Court for a contest to rule the kingdom for a day.
La Fille Mal Gardee • Directed and Choreographed by Paige Comparato, Assistant Director Emma Davison
Directly translated as “The Poorly Guarded Girl,” this classic story ballet tells the comical love story about a girl and her forbidden amour. One of the oldest and most important works in the ballet repertory, La Fille Mal Gardee outlines the romance between a young farmer and Lise, the only daughter of an ambitious widow and owner of a prosperous farm. Infused with good humor and youthful passion, dancers present a classic love story with choreography based on Frederick Ashton’s original staging.